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Leon Bernadel cello
myrthe posted a topic in The PegboxHi all, I hope all of you are OK in this hard period! May I ask you for some advice for a cello? I was told that they got this cello from the auction in France at about 23,000 dollars years ago. But I am not sure if this instrument is genuine, because the pattern of the wood is different from the other Bernardel cellos which I saw on the internet. So I want to ask you some advice. 1. Is this cello a genuine Bernardel? 2. If it is genuine, is Bernardel a good maker? Is it worth buying it at 10000 dollars?(They are at least two large cracks which were repaired) 3. In terms of sound quality, I think the sound of this instrument is rather wild and less soft (and the volume of sound is large); which can be a merit and a shortcoming. Is that the characteristic of this maker? (If this is a genuine one) Thank you for your favor! May all of you be safe from this horrible "Crown" virus!
False Leon Bernardel...so what is it?
majhodge posted a topic in The PegboxHello all, I currently own a violin that is labeled as a Leon Bernardel violin but there are a lot of features on this instrument that are not consistent with anything of this maker. It may not even be French at all. I was wondering if anyone has some experience or expertise with identifying instruments, and what could have led to the fabrication of this false label. Quite honestly, I don't know the genuine age of this instrument. Here are some photos I have taken of the violin: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/brnb6cwf5vrnzcd/AAC6pShk38VlUsffQRVG7x_Na?dl=0 Some automatic giveaways that this is not a Leon Bernardel: -back of the scroll -the "bee-sting" on the purfling Let me know what you think. Help is much appreciated!!